Motion to bring provincial aid for Peel passes

A motion delivered by the Ontario NDP calling for provincial support to help Peel fight COVID-19 passed last Thursday, and one MPP says the government must now deliver support for the community.

Kevin Yarde, NDP MPP for Brampton North, thanked his fellow MPPs for supporting the motion last week, which lends more support for Peel Public Health and more proactive workplace inspections in the region. “I would like to thank all the MPPs that supported my motion calling for immediate provincial assistance for Brampton and the Peel region in our fight against COVID-19,” said Yarde.

“Now it’s time for Doug Ford to act quickly on the decision MPPs in the legislature have made, and give Peel the help it needs to hire more public health staff and do more testing, more contract tracing, and proactive workplace inspections and other actions to stop the spread and protect people in our community.” People in Brampton are hurting right now because of the pandemic, and we can’t afford for Doug Ford and his Conservatives to keep shortchanging Brampton and the Peel region.

The NDP will be watching closely to make sure Doug Ford follows through. It’s disappointing that he skipped this important vote, but Andrea Horwath and NDP MPPs Sara Singh (Brampton Centre) and Gurratan Singh (Brampton East) and I won’t rest in the fight for Brampton, until we get the support families here need and deserve.”

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